In Massachusetts, there are harassment restraining orders and abuse prevention orders.
Before a court will issue a harassment restraining order, the person requesting it has to prove a pattern of three or more harassing events in court.
Before a court will issue an abuse prevention order, the person requesting it must prove a reasonable fear of abuse.
A restraining order violation is a serious criminal offense. If someone is asking a court for a restraining order against you, or if you are seeking a restraining order against someone else, you can contact me at any time to set up a free consultation.